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USMNT to face Canada (in Detroit), Panama (in Tampa) and Guadeloupe (in Kansas City) in CONCACAF Gold Cup

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The U.S. men's national team will be taking on Canada in CONCACAF Gold Cup Group Play, and will be visiting some venues it hasn't been to in quite a while.

The United States will be facing Canada in Detroit on June 7th, Panama at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. on June 11th and Guadeloupe at the new Kansas City soccer stadium on June 14th.

CONCACAF announced the Gold Cup groups on Tuesday. Here they are:

Mexico, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador

Jamaica, Honduras, Grenada, Guatemala

USA, Canada, Panama, Guadeloupe

The United States will take on Canada for the first time since their controversial 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal meeting, won by the United States. A late Canada goal was ruled offside, preventing the visitors from knocking off the Americans, who went on to beat Mexico for the Gold Cup championship that year.

Mexico is the defending champion and will be matched up with Costa Rica in a top-heavy group. The Jamaica/Honduras/Guatemala group is arguably the toughest, though Guadeloupe's recent success in the Gold Cup makes the United States' group the deepest.

Here is the full Gold Cup schedule:

CONCACAF Gold Cup Schedule

June 5, Cowboys Stadium, Dallas, Texas

Costa Rica vs. Cuba, 6 p.m.

Mexico vs. El Salvador, 8 p.m.

June 6, Home Depot Center, Carson, Calif.

Jamaica vs. Grenada, 9 p.m.

Honduras vs. Guatemala, 11 p.m.

June 7, Ford Field, Detroit, Mich.

Panama vs. Guadelope, 6 p.m.

United States vs. Canada, 8 p.m.

June 9, Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.

Costa Rica vs. El Salvador, 7 p.m.

Cuba vs. Mexico, 9 p.m.

June 10, FIU Stadium, Miami, Fla.

Jamaica vs. Guatemala, 7 p.m.

Grenada vs. Honduras, 9 p.m.

June 11, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.

Canada vs. Guadeloupe, 6 p.m.

United States vs. Panama, 8 p.m.

June 12, Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill.

El Salvador vs. Cuba, 6 p.m.

Mexico vs. Costa Rica, 8 p.m.

June 13, Red Bull Arena, Harrison, N.J.

Guatemala vs. Grenada, 7 p.m.

Honduras vs. Jamaica, 9 p.m.

June 14, KC Soccer Stadium, Kansas City, Kan.

Canada vs. Panama, 7 p.m.

Guadeloupe vs. United States, 9 p.m.

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What do you think of the draw? Like the USA group? Which group do you think is the toughest?

Share your thoughts below.

Comments

  1. Pretty excited that DC is pretty much assured a game in DC. First and second place teams in group C both have games at RFK. Can’t wait to see my first US game in person!

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  2. group stage venues: Arlington TX, Carson CA, Detroit MI, Charlotte NC, Miami, FL, Tampa FL, Chicago, Il, NYRB Arena,, Kansas City; Meadowlands and RKF for quarterfinals, Houston for he Semis, Pasadena for the Final.

    That’s pretty decent coverage, missed the Northwest and Northeast, but gave some other places a chance like Charlotte and Detroit. enjoy folks!

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  3. Bryan is actually incorrect here.

    If the canadian were in an onside position at the time of his teammate’s final touch, whatever else happens is irrelevant.

    Now you don’t know who to believe, do you?

    Also, this philip lowry character frightens me.

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  4. Come on Brad, be a big boy and accept this (overly) gracious apology. We all don’t want to believe that you have an inferiority complex.

    …unless its past your bed time.

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  5. Our group is tough – for CONCACAF. Canada and Panama always play us tough, and Guadeloupe has been relatively successful in the past couple tournaments.
    All three of those teams will be battling for the second spot behind the US.

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  6. Mexico’s group is easily the toughest. I would say ours is the weakest, but Group B is the weakest by virtue of not having us or Mexico in it.

    Canada can play dig-in organized and give us some trouble, but our quality should easily put us above them. Guadaloupe and Panama are both teams we should, and will, defeat.

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  7. Might have to make the trip down to DC on June 19th, assuming the USA finishes first or second in their group. Excited for meaningful games.

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  8. Who gives a shite F**k Canada. It doesn’t make an f**king differnce either way you think about it, stupid Cans.

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  9. I’m happy for all the fans in Detroit. They don’t get too many games (have they ever?) and they could use something to cheer about. I hope you all show up big and don’t let those syrup sucking Canucks drown us out!

    Any idea when the tickets become available? I’m gonna make the 6 hour drive to LA for the final.

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